Miles Over the Moon

Standard MOTM logo

2015 NERC Series Logo

Though we were all watching the radar with intensity for the chance of thunderstorms, the 5th Annual Miles Over the Moon turned out to be a fantastic race with lots of smiles and good times. There were even glow-in-the-dark medals for all finishers to celebrate the 5th year anniversary of this night time race.  Many thanks to all 550+ runners who registered for this year’s race.

Since a race is only as good as the volunteers that are part of it I would like to thank the following members for their contributions during race week and on race day:

Gif Campbell, Doug Bollen, Elaine Goldman, Marissa Rodriguez, Karen Aalto, Michele Campbell, Cathy Lanois, Natalie Phelan, Alison Phelan, Kerry Phelan, Amy McKinnon Marie Gesnaldo, Kevin Power, Ann Burke, Kim Muse, John McDonough, Sabrina Nolin, Mike Mckie, Deidre Lowe, Michael Paulin, Bruce Campbell, Paul Goodwin, Mike Fitzgerald, Chris Scuzzarella, Kelly Morris, Donna Marden, Shannon Downey, Michael Harvey, Abby Myette, Patrick Smith, Peter Bartholomew TR, Patsy Emberly, Jim Dalton (and kids!), Joe Armstrong (and kids!), Toni Mannette, Sandi Dalton, Chris Tripler, Marie Gesnaldo, Cindy Johnson, Patty Carter, Alice Ryan, Michelle Tortora and Adam Prentiss(D5K Fame). Hopefully I didn’t forget anyone! If I did please know that you are amazing. :)

Additional thanks to the WRC Board of Directors for their support of the MOTM Committee as well as the very awesome MOTM committee members who did a fantastic job from day one to race day: Tom Mistretta, Katia Rindeiko, Cindy Johnson, Kerry Phelan, Lisa Kelly and David Bishop. It was great to work with each of you!

Special thanks to former Co-Race Directors Shari Hewson & Alison Phelan as their hard work and dedication to the race during the first four years made the transition into year five very smooth.

One last thank you to our wonderful sponsors: Salem Five, Osborn Tavern, New England Running Company, Knights of Columbus – Salem, and Exclusive Escapes.

3 Responses to “Miles Over the Moon”


  • Thanks for a great night last night. Weather cooperated very well, and all of the items that you had control of came together very well also. Route was fast and the volunteers and local PD were great. Great looking shirts as well. Looking forward to next year.

    • Hello everyone! I’m a distance runner and teacher in Portland, OR visiting your parts for a admin training in Boston and thought I’d grab a buddy and head your way for a wicked Friday the 13th! This will be our first time to Salem, and we need suggestions on lodgings…with showers:-)
      Andrew (QuicKokopelli)

  • I looks like the results and pace are from the guntime and not the nettime?

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